Creepy avatar lady wants to help you get on that plane (and ANYTHING else)

Customer service representatives at a number of airports across the states are being replaced by avatars that provide travellers with basic information while smiling manically. Who wants to hire someone who might get sick, express their opinions or have…

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Becca CaddyCreepy avatar lady wants to help you get on that plane (and ANYTHING else)

Married by a robot – Japanese couple do it a bit differently

So perhaps fewer people in the UK are religious these days, but while people might choose to get married in a registrar's office rather than a church, not many would want their nuptials presided over by a robot. In…

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Anna LeachMarried by a robot – Japanese couple do it a bit differently

Brain chips from Intel: will let you operate the computer by just thinking about it

Ah, good, somebody is working on making brain chips so we can control computers by thinking about them. And that somebody is not a mad robo-obsessed scientist, but Intel, the commercial chip giant, making it seem more likely that chips…

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Anna LeachBrain chips from Intel: will let you operate the computer by just thinking about it

The skiing robot – crazy robot of the day number 2

While we're on robots – meet the… skiing robot. Is there anything these little androids can't do? Well yes I guess there a few things – love, make moral decisions etc.. but you can sure cross skiing off the list.

In the past few months robotics scientists have made a skiing robot. The mechanical skier can race downhill and even make turns to pass between gates. Described as a laptop on skis, the Skibot has to use the special technique of carving to ski properly.

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Anna LeachThe skiing robot – crazy robot of the day number 2